This manual has been written to act as the ICRC’s institutional reerence and to provideguidance or those working in weapon-contaminated areas. This includes to a greateror lesser extent any situation where the persisting presence o contamination continuesto impact people physically, socially or economically. The manual consists o three books and is based on the “Preventive Mine ActionOperations Framework”, approved by the ICRC in 2005. It outlines a broad and exibleapproach which includes rapid response, multisectoral approach (the application o assistance and protection to reduce impact) and cooperation/capacity building. This manual was primarily written by Ben Lark and Lena Eskeland with importantcontributions rom many people working both at headquarters and in the eld, inparticular Boris Cerina, Robin Coupland, Herbi Elmazi, Patrick Fruchet, Ute Homeister,Srdjan Jovanovic, Matthieu Laruelle, Kathleen Lawand, Lou Maresca, Morris Tidball-Binzand Andy Wheatley. External contributions were made by Stuart Maslen o the GenevaInternational Centre or Humanitarian Demining, and photographs were provided byChris Clark, the Danish Demining Group, Tim Lardner, Ben Lark, Matthieu Laruelle,Chris North and Andy Wheatley.
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